Department of Communication

Matthew Crick


Office:   Hobart Hall, Rm 208
Phone:   973-720-2655
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Department: Communication
Position: Assistant Professor
Area Specialization: Television Production/Documentary Production, Directing and Producing


Ph.D. - Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ 2011
Dissertation Title: “Power and Surveillance in YouTube’s Digital Neighborhood: A Case Study of College Students in the Bronx.”
Media Studies with an emphasis in social media, social networking sites, YouTube and general communication technologies
Brooklyn College, The City University of New York, NY 2001
Media Studies with an emphasis in social media, social networking sites, YouTube and general communication technologies
The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 1991
Emphasis in all aspects of television and video production


Assistant Professor: William Paterson University 2012 - Present
Communication Area of Specialization: Television Production/Documentary Production
Craft Specialization: Writing, Directing and Producing
Scholarly Research Interests: Video Sharing, SNS and Social Media, Power & Surveillance in online environments
Full-time faculty: CUNY, Bronx Community College Fall 2002 – 2012
Adjunct Faculty: William Paterson University 2011
Invited Lecturer: Tzu Chi University, Hualien, Taiwan January 2010


Crick, Matthew (2012) Social Media Use in the Bronx: New Research and Innovations in the Study of YouTube's Digital Neighborhood, Journal of Technology in Human Services, Vol. 30, Iss. 3-4.


President and Founder: Red Barn Pictures 2001 - present
President and Founder: Red Barn Pictures Fairview, NJ - Specializing in digital documentary production. Produce, direct, write and edit. Various commercial and documentary projects.
Associate Producer/Production Associate Duties 2000 - 2001
ABC News 20/20, New York, NY - Associate Producer for 20/20 on two episodes of "Nine Weeks of Hell." Handled all production materials, edited promos, and managed all day-of- air activities for each episode.
Corporate Producer/Writer 1998 – 2000
Saks Fifth Ave, New York, NY - Created and Produced "The Source," SFA’s in-house Monthly news magazine broadcast; developed and promoted this show’s unique brand identity. Generated story ideas and wrote, produced, and directed each broadcast. Wrote and produced video news releases (VNR’s) and fashion videos. Directed live, corporate communication broadcasts to SFA stores around the country. Award-winning Producer.
Film and Television Lab Supervisor 1996 - 1998
College of Staten Island, Staten Island, NY - Produced and edited a 20-minute documentary for Black History month called A Journey Through Time on the Baltimore Great Blacks in Wax Museum Managed College of Staten Island TV Studio, including equipment purchases, staff supervision, and implemented the College’s first in-house television broadcast weekly news magazine show, including camera, graphics, audio and floor manager.
Freelance Producer/Writer 1994 - 1996
Directed, produced and edited for CVC Communications and Commorato Video. Produced and wrote a five-part instruction series for the Evenflo Corporation on the proper installation and use of their child safety seats.
Senior Television Producer/Director 1993 - 1994
Biomedical Communications, Arizona Health Sciences Center, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZWrote, Directed and Produced a variety of health-related programs. Directed live teleconferences broadcast throughout the nation.
Corporate Television Producer 1991 - 1992
America West Airlines, Phoenix, ArizonaWrote, Directed and Produced a variety of image, training, and employee training videos for this international corporation.


Paper Tiger: Love, War, History, New York, NY – this feature-length documentary script is complete and is in post-production. Directed, shot, and co-wrote and produced this film. 2011
Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man, New York, NY – produced and directed this film on the history of the film Creature of the Black Lagoon and the fandom surrounding its sequels. 2003
The Face of Freedom, Queens, NY – produced, directed, shot, and wrote this short documentary film on the history of Fort Totten, in Queens, NY. 2000


• Fanex, Baltimore, MD – screened the documentary film feature Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man. 2005
• Monster Bash Film Festival, Butler, PA –screened the Documentary film feature Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man. 2005
• Tribeca Screening Room, NY, NY — screened the documentary film feature Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man. 2004
• Sunset Screening Room, LA, CA—screened the documentary film feature Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man. 2003
• Bayside Historical Society, Queens, NY—screened the Documentary short Fort Totten: The Face of Freedom. 2000


• Research and Scholarship Day William Paterson University, NJ, Presenter “Creature Feature: 60 Years of the Gill-Man – The Director’s Cut.” 2014
• Eastern Communication Association Annual Conference Providence, RI, Panelist “Learning and Knowledge in YouTube: Pedagogical Observations and Directions” 2014
• Ninth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Presenter “Social Media Use in the Bronx: Research Methods and Innovations in the Study of YouTube's Digital Neighborhood” 2013
• New Jersey Communication Association Conference Fairleigh Dickenson University, New Jersey, Attendee 2013
• Lilly Teaching Conference on Teaching and Learning Bethesda, MD, Attendee 2013
• "Making Transfer Connections" Conference LaGuardia Community College, NY, Presenter 2011
• "Documentary Filmmaking in the United States", Hualien, Taiwan, Presenter 2010
• New Jersey Communication Association "Images of War: Nonverbal Communication in the Iraq War" Trenton, NJ, Presenter 2005

MEMBERSHIPS (including past affiliations)

• Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) 2013 – present
• Text and Academic Authors Association 2013 – present
• Fractured Atlas 2013 – present
• New Jersey Communication Association 2011 – present
• University and Film and Video Association 2007 – present
• Independent Feature Project, New York 2006
• Downtown Community Television Center, New York 2006
• Museum of the Moving Image 2006
• Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers 2002
• National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences 2001 - present
• National Communication Association 1999 - 2007
• Judge, NY Film Festivals 1998
• ITVA, Panel Host Awards 1996
• Media Communication Association 1995 - 2000
• ITVA, Indianapolis Chapter, Promotions Chair 1995
• President, American Marketing Association, Fort Wayne Chapter 1994


• Summer Center for Creative Activity and Research Grant Award - $1,400 William Paterson University, NJ – Awarded for remastering and re-editing of “Creature Feature” for worldwide DVD release. 2013
• Faculty Scholarship Support grant from the BCC Foundation to present in Taiwan on U.S. documentary filmmaking, Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY - $500 2010
• Telly Awards: Winner of two Telly Awards for writing, directing, and producing a 2:45 trailer for the film Creature Feature: 50 Years of the Gill-Man, which I shot and directed. 2009
• National Archives, Washington, D.C. Fort Totten: the Face of Freedom. 2006
• $500 President’s Faculty and Staff Development Grant provided funds for a remote seminar at ABC 7 in Manhattan and introduced BCC students in the Media Technology program to various aspects of television network news. 2004
• First place Crystal Award of Excellence for Best Corporate News Magazine Show at Saks Fifth Ave, NYC 1999
• Certificate of Creative Excellence at the U.S. International Film and Video Festival, Wabash: Indiana’s Best Kept Secret. 1996
• First place Oasis Award for Best Documentary, Tucson Community Cable Corporation, The Tucson Public Market 1992
• National Academy of Arts and Sciences Rocky Mountain Emmy Nominee, The Tucson Public Market. 1992